Oral statements were made by: Ray McAllister, Ph.D. on behalf of the American Crop Protection Association Peter Coody, Ph.D. on behalf of the American Crop Protection Association Russell Jones, Ph.D. on behalf of Aventis CropScience Ms. Jane Houlihan on behalf of the Environmental Working Group Mr. David Marker on behalf of Westat, Inc.
Written statements were received from: American Crop Protection Association Environmental Working Group
The Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act (FIFRA), Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) has completed its review of the set of scientific issues being considered by the Agency pertaining to a consultation on a national drinking water survey design for assessing chronic exposure. Advance notice of the meeting was published in the Federal Register on May 17, 2000. The review was conducted in an open Panel meeting held in Arlington, Virginia, on June 6, 2000. The meeting was chaired by Herbert Needleman, M.D. Mr. Paul Lewis served as the Designated Federal Official.
Under the Food Quality and Protection Act of 1996, drinking water is considered in aggregate exposure assessments for pesticide tolerance reassessments. Since targeted monitoring data are needed for refined exposure assessments, the EPA Office of Pesticide Programs (OPP) has proposed a national drinking water design framework for assessing annual average pesticide concentrations in surface waters used as drinking water. Details of survey design issues and options were presented on OPP's proposed design framework and on an independently proposed framework.
Mah Shamin, Ph.D., and Ms. Elizabeth Behl (EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs) opened the session by providing background on the topics to be discussed. James Cowles, Ph.D. (EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs) and Ian Kennedy, Ph.D. (EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs) discussed the goals and objectives of drinking water monitoring. Norman Birchfield, Ph.D. (EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs) and Rodolfo Pisigan, Ph.D. (EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs) provided an overview of key issues and options for a proposed national drinking water survey design. James Hetrick, Ph.D. (EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs) and R. David Jones, Ph.D. (EPA, Office of Pesticide Programs) presented the EPA, OPP, Environmental Fate and Effects Division's suggested approach to a national drinking water design framework.